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P. O. Box 4369
Chattanooga, TN 37405
United States


Tidwell & Associates is a Chattanooga, TN based law firm serving as counsel to businesses and individuals.
Areas of law practice include: insurance, defense litigation, commercial litigation, construction litigation, litigation, civil rights defense, probate, divorce, criminal defense, and business law.


Judge Jackie Schulten Bolton

Judge Jackie Schulten Bolton, of Counsel

Judge Jackie Schulten Bolton graduated from the University of Georgia in 1973 with an ABJ Degree in Journalism. She immediately moved to Chattanooga to work in television news at Channel 9 and later at Channel 3.  

In 1981 she graduated from the Nashville School of Law. Her first position was as a staff attorney with Eugene N. Collins at the City of Chattanooga. Later she was in private practice with Albert Secor and then Jerry Tidwell.  

In 1989 and 1990 she served as Hamilton County Juvenile Court Judge.  

Judge Bolton was elected to the Circuit Court bench in 1998 and served for 16 years before retiring in 2014.  

Judge Bolton now uses her years of experience as a trial attorney and judge to serve as a civil mediator. 

Judge Bolton was a certified civil trial specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. She is a member of the American, Tennessee, and Chattanooga Bar Associations, the Tennessee and Chattanooga Bar Foundations, the Brock/Cooper Inn of Court, and the Tennessee Judicial Conference. Judge Bolton has sat for absent judges by designation of the Tennessee Supreme Court.  

Judge Bolton has served as Chair of the Women’s Leadership Institute and has served on numerous civic and charitable boards.



  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee
  • Tennessee 


  • American Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Chattanooga Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Foundation
  • Chattanooga Bar Foundation
  • The Brock-Cooper American Inn of Court
  • Tennessee Judicial Conference